Charles Todd Helton, Architect
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The LeBlanc-Cox Residence modern-living-room
 

The LeBlanc-Cox Residence

Featured on the 2011 Houston Modern Home Tour. The design was inspired by the home featured in the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock thriller, North by Northwest. It is a modern design with an overall "Frank Lloyd Wright" feel. Open spaces with high ceilings and large windows, the home backs up to the Hogg Bird Sanctuary and Bayou Bend. The pool is also custom designed to the slope of the property featuring two levels and three waterfalls.
Photography by Jerry B. Smith Photography
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http://www.charlestoddhelton.com

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January 11, 2015
vv4adopt wrote:
What is the stone on the Kitchen island applied on?
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Charles Todd Helton, Architect
Hello. If memory serves me right, then it is cultured stone over typical wood framing (plus the typical cultured stone attachment details).
    Bookmark   January 12, 2015 at 6:23AM
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March 24, 2014
Sandy mcgwire wrote:
source of the coffee table,please. love it
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rejeanneperreault
Love the table in living room, where could you buy it
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March 16, 2014
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Sharmilla Lalchandani
I like to get that sofa , where will I find it
    Bookmark   November 7, 2014 at 8:34PM
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November 9, 2013
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Judi Bechard
This entire room is lovely. I would love to know the manufacturer/reseller of the rustic orange area rug.
1 Like    Bookmark   October 26, 2014 at 6:55AM
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dennyaustin
Very impressive! Is that Realstone by the bar stools and stairs wall?
    Bookmark   October 29, 2014 at 6:20AM
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August 2, 2013
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Charles Todd Helton, Architect
Hello, The homeowners made all of the furniture choices on their own, so I am not sure about the brand.
Thanks for the kind words.
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June 13, 2013
dpearce118 wrote:
Can you tell me the wall color and brand? Thanks!
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Charles Todd Helton, Architect
Hello, Yikes, it has been too long since I worked on this project to remember all of those types of details. Sorry about that.
Charles Todd Helton, Architect
1 Like    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 8:22AM
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dpearce118
Ok, thanks for responding.
    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 9:21AM
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May 1, 2013
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Charles Todd Helton, Architect
The room is 27'-8" x 27'-10" - it's a big one.
    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 7:16AM
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thr33r1ngs
Thank you for the details!
    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 7:28AM
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March 28, 2013
karenzzy wrote:
Black Swivel Chairsm - Those Black SWIVEL chairs are exactly what I've been looking for. Who makes them? Do they come in a cream color as well?
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park4303
they are! thanks
    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 2:45PM
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Darnell Broussard
No problem.
    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 5:12PM
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November 10, 2012
susanrobertson wrote:
Love the couch, who makes this please?
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tichonn
I've seen it at Artefacto in Miami
1 Like    Bookmark   September 6, 2013 at 6:28PM
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TANDI HOMES
love the split face stone on the bar and wall - what is the name of the product that was used to achieve this look?
    Bookmark   September 24, 2014 at 1:37PM
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September 5, 2012
dageon wrote:
I love this couch please tell me the name of manufacturer and where i could purchase it. thank you
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dageon
Thank you all so much
    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 11:21AM
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rnicoletta
where can I find this couch please? Thank you
    Bookmark   October 26, 2013 at 1:21PM
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August 20, 2012
auroraborelis wrote:
What is the ceiling height in this room?
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mjekat
this living room rocks! do you know the approximate dimensions?
1 Like    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 10:12AM
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Charles Todd Helton, Architect
Hello Mjekat,
Yes, I designed it. It is 28' wide x 28' long x 14' tall. It is one of the nicer living rooms that I have designed. Thanks for the kind words.
Charles Todd Helton, Architect
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August 6, 2012
71252 wrote:
What is the floor surface in the kitchen area?
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Charles Todd Helton, Architect
Thanks Josh.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 1:59PM
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fgrewal
Could you please tell me what colour it is as I found this product by Realstone but they don't have this light colour. If you have a website could you post it here? Thanks
    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 12:24AM
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July 20, 2012
ahdinteriors wrote:
Where were the bar stools purchased? I LOVE them!
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Charles Todd Helton, Architect
Hello,
I do not know. They worked with the interior designers on those types of items.
    Bookmark   July 27, 2012 at 2:14PM
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May 31, 2012
clecoque wrote:
Name/brand of orange rug? Where purchased?
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Not sure. The homeowners travel a lot, and they picked up the rugs and light fixtures from all over.
    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 6:20AM
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Tufenkian Artisan Carpets
It looks like it could be Iceplum With Linen Paprikash: http://www.tufenkiancarpets.com/collections/677-iceplum-with-linen-paprikash.html
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October 2, 2014
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August 11, 2014
klhood11 wrote:
Who makes the sectional and chairs? - Want them for my living room
June 26, 2014
2sell4u wrote:
what is the name of flooring used in the kitchen and living room?
June 26, 2014
2sell4u wrote:
what is the wood species and color of cabinets?
April 28, 2014
easterngirl wrote:
Gorgeous room. Who is the ceiling fan manufacturer? Thanks!
April 20, 2013
lsquires wrote:
Can you please tell me what the height of the ceiling is in the kitchen. Thank you
February 20, 2013
Kristen Pryor wrote:
What type of hardwood flooring was used here? Where could one find it?
December 23, 2012
jborge wrote:
great job! what size pot lights are used? thank you .
October 14, 2012
nortonb579 wrote:
where can we buy the white bar stools - where can you buy the white bar stools?

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